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Comic Creation Foundation Part III & IV

September 17, 2018 Leave a comment

Comic Foundation Course Parts III and IV

Comic Foundation Art for III and IV

Post work and Special Effects

Text and Type and Cover Art

Presented by Drew Spence, the creator of the Force Six Annihilators comic series

Saturday September 22

Sunday September 23

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Join us for the continuation for foundational webinars to assist you in producing your comic. This time we’re focusing on special effects, lighting, lettering and comic book covers. Presented by Drew Spence, the creator of the Force Six Annihilators comic series.

This foundation comic creation course is perfect if you are wondering of HOW to be most effective when dealing with lettering (speech bubbles), lighting your scenes within DAZ Studio, adding special effects and postwork to enhance your story panels and creating effective comic book covers.

Saturday September 22              Sunday September 23          Cost:$55

Webinar entry details for Comic Creation

parts 3 and 4

$55.00 Webinar entry details for Comic Creation parts 3 and 4 : includes HD recordings and any class materials.

PART 1 : Saturday the 22nd of September

Commences 20:00 BST (London)/15:00 EDT (New York)/12:00 PDT (Los Angeles)

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

The comic foundational course continues with Post Work and Special Effects. We’ll explore the four types of post-render tasks and a multitude of systems and techniques to enhance your artwork. Everything from the subtle to the sublime will be covered in great detail. As always, we’ll cover your best options from the Daz Store and explore what’s available, across all the platforms, and many free options.  Drew Spence will add a conceptual approach so that the lessons from today will remain relevant for years to come. The course includes:

– Fixes for repair and the many ways to save a “bad” render.

Find a few options to save and salvage your work – without the time-consuming re-render option. We always say -tuck it away and keep it in play.

– Enhance and Elevate

Add to the fine work done by the talented Published Artists and create your own look after the render is completed. We’ll show creative ways to edit every aspect of your images to fully encompass your sensibilities and artistic vision. That’s a fancy way of saying make some of their stuff look better.

– Envision your Environment

Generate your backdrops from scratch and take total control of your environment.  Create your own camera effects, after the render, and add a dramatic sense to any image. We’ll present new products to create everything from inner space to outer space.

– Find fine details in the Frame.

Frame your work and add artistic touches. We’ll cover numerous ways to add a signature style to your projects and create your own tone.

– Special Effects

Whether you are concerned with magic, action or nature, we’ll explore the many ways to create special effects in your Daz Studio interface and take the look to the next level in post. We’ll cover the must-have products that will enable your renders to contain all the energy and power they deserve.

– Lighting Effects and Helpers

Enjoy creating stepped-up renders that set-up your post work enhancements with creative techniques that take full advantage of our comic sensibilities. Push your dramatic lighting to max in Daz and in post. We’ll break a few rules and create a set of options to push the boundaries of the iray engine. We’ll actually- we do a little bit of cheating to get around long rendering times.

PART 2 : Sunday 23rd of September

Commences 20:00 BST (London)/15:00 EDT (New York)/12:00 PDT (Los Angeles)

Duration: 1.5 -2 hours

Drew Spence and Digital Art Live present the fourth and final segment of the Comic Book Foundation course. A picture says a thousand words as we look at the usage of text in our work and break down the first impression, which is our cover art. Paul Bussey commissions the exploration of the total comic package. We will discover why words are more than words and how your character-driven dialogue becomes the greatest vehicle to the gaining long term interest from your readership. This course will cover:

– Dialogue and Text

We discuss the basic rules of sentence structure for comics – from grammar to grabbing attention. It’s about comic book fonts and laying out your speech. We’ll cover the norms and conventions, but still leave room for creative expression.

– Word balloons and encasing text.

After we cover their creation and placement, we explore the many programs and options and then tie it all back to planning the Daz Studio render. It’s the pulse and pace, using panels, paragraphs and pages to push and pull your readers along.

– Titles

What’s in a name? We’ll talk about word association and why what you say must match what you mean when it comes to comic and sequential art. We explore why a title remains something you earn.


Take your title and turn it into a head-turning logo that will stand out. We will explore the link between the words you choose and the shape of words and how that matters in the creation of your comic title. We will explore creative options that move your title and logo beyond fonts and phrases.

– Covering your Cover

Drew Spence will present most important concepts behind cover design and why this first impression of your series is so important. You’ll learn to tell your full story in one image and deliver on your promises.

– Publishing and pushing

As a special bonus, the Comic Foundation Course will send you on your way to self-publishing your title and list the many options for presenting your work in a commercial capacity. We will arm you with the concept of Arms and give you the tools you need to share your work and allow your releases to garner the attention they deserve.

Along with a technical how-to approach, this course deals with higher concepts so that the lessons you resources you gain today will remain relevant and useful for the rest of your creative career. The Comic Book Foundation course is commissioned by Paul Bussey for Digital Art Live and created by Drew Spence from the Dynamic Universe. Thank you for attending and being part of this creative journey

About the Presenter Drew Spence

Drew Spence is a graphic comic writer and illustrator from the United States. He creates under the title of The Dynamic Universe. He has combined his music and video into several works- including Mark of the Griffin, which is both a graphic novel and web series. He is part of the instrumental group Fallout Shelter which provides the soundtrack. The other band members are Domino GreyDynamics Plus and Xodus Phoenix.
Drew Spence is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and holds various certificates – from graphic arts to web design. Drew Spence was the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Producer’s Edge magazine, a quarterly publication  dedicated to all aspects of music production. The magazine was packaged with a DVD which included sound samples, instructional videos and software. He currently lives on Long Island, New York and produces his work from the aptly named Fallout Shelter Studios, where he crafts crafty and clever comics using CGI and photorealistic image manipulation.



Force Six, Season I 04 on comiXology

October 18, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

Season I Episode 04 on comiXology!


Written by: Drew Spence
Art by: Drew Spence
Price: $1.99

04 Guns and Glaives
Galvanized guns glisten and glaives gleam when The Annihilator gang – gang up on Redder and his…gang. Get going. The Annihilator adventure continues in episode 4: Guns and Glaives!

Buy now on comiXology!


ComiXology Episode 02 Sins of the Pass

September 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Force Six, The Annihilators

—– arrives in digital format on ComiXology!

Episode 02 Sins of the Pass

ComiXology Sins of the Pass


The Annihilator Jackie 5 and Beta One travel to Fronterra in search of the war criminal Tiber HenGemon. What they find when they find him is quite a fine find, indeed.

ComiXology Link

Comixology Store 02 Sins Pass

The Dynamic Universe on Patreon

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Thank you for supporting The Dynamic Universe! We are a creative engine- turning out Graphic Comics, Music and Video. Help us generate new content by getting involved. We are Recording Artists Dynamics Plus, Domino Grey and Fallout Shelter. We are Mark of the Griffin. We are Dynamica Comics – serving you graphic comics and art. Our tastes swing from ambient to epic, from the symphonic to the synthetic. Thank you for joining us on this amazing ride. Together, we’ll bring the far future – closer, faster.

Get involved for behind the page access, exclusive and un-edited content, new music and art. Add your voice and help decide where we go next. It’s your universe. We’re just here to make it more Dynamic. Thank you for your support. It means everything.


F.A.Q.    The Dynamic Universe on Patreon


Firstly, you are NOT buying a product. You are $upporting The Dynamic Universe and, in turn, getting FREE access to everything we create based on your level of support. You can increase, decrease or modify you $upport level at any time you wish.


1) WHY and HOW does the $upport per release vs monthly contribution work?


Since the amount of releases per month may change, we feel it is best to accept your pledge ONCE per month. If we do not release any material, you simply do not pay anything for that month. Also, for example, if you pick the $8.00 level of support and we release three projects, you will NOT be charged for each product. You would be charged your one-time contribution of the $8.00 for the ENTIRE month and receive your complete share of the Dynamic Universe content.


2) What do you create and release?


The Dynamic Universe is the combination of the AVXP music label (Dynamica Music) and Dynamica Comics. We are home to recording artist Dynamics Plus, electronic music producer Domino Grey and the instrumentalists Fallout Shelter. We produce graphic comics with the lead title being Force Six, The Annihilators. We have plans to branch into other mediums and properties. As we get a better idea and a reliable timeframe, all of our Patreon supporters will be updated.


3) Can I just give you something in one lump sum?


Sure! What I suggest is heading over to the Dynamica Music store and grabbing a few titles. ( Grab multiple copies of the same release if you feel the urge to show some super love this way.


4) You have quite a collection already. Can we get your old stuff?


Web series and videos like Mark of the Griffin are free to watch and the entire released musical catalogue is available on iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, CD Baby and everywhere digital music is sold. You can also buy it directly from the Dynamica Music store. Once you’re a Patreon supporter, drop us a line and we’ll talk about it. Speaking of which…


5) Do the Patreon $upporters have real influence?


Of course! This remains flexible. Join us on Patreon to give feedback and help build a better build. This is only 1.0



For Free Content, you should subscribe to the Dynamic Universe Blog, our channel and follow the various artists on the roster. Dynamics Plus, Domino Grey (@DominoGrey), Fallout Shelter, Mark of the Griffin(@MarkoftheGriffin) and The Dynamic Universe @DynamicaMusic.




$1.00 Tier

This is saying ‘Hey, I appreciate your work and want to drop in once a month and say hello.’ No amount of consideration is too small to overlook or take for granted. Thank you.



$5.00 tier

– early access news updates and releases

– Free download access of the Graphic Comics in PDF format.

– Free access to any musical releases (singles, EPs, albums)


$8.00 tier

– early access news updates and releases

– Free download access to an HD QUALITY version of the Graphic Comics PDF

– Free access to any musical releases (singles, EPs, albums) + Remixes


BONUS content may include

– unedited version of graphic comics (Mature Version)

– Alternate artwork

– Skype QA session invites

– Behind the panels exclusive looks

– Additional download access of satellite titles

– Prizes and gifts to be announced

– and more is on the way!


Thank you for $upporting The Dynamic Universe!

Any questions, drop a line